Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Baby Onesies: The Maverick!

In early June of this year I officially added Bow Tie Onesies to my Etsy shop.  I also added a onesie inspired by the film Top Gun called "The Maverick" which was inspired by Tom Cruise's character's name in the film.

I've been thinking about some version of this onesie for, geez, at least 2 1/2 years now but never had it come to life until recently. I had originally envisioned a simple stencil of some aviators but when my hand went ever so slightly wackadoodle while painting and of course, I got the teensiest spot of black paint on the collar of the onesie. Most people probably would NEVER have noticed but it bothered me for 3 days straight until I came up with a solution!! I'd recently begun experimenting with making my own quilt binding so I thought I'd pick up some grey fabric and I could sew a binding or sorts around the top collars of the onesie giving it an ever so slight nod to the Navy flight suits they wear in the film.

The onesie ended up looking even better than I imagined so I added them to the shop. I've already sold a few of these!!

With the new styles in the onesie section of my shop you can bundle up quite the shower gift!! These two onesies were sent out to a customer in Washington.

To purchase onesies and check out other items in my shop, visit: Lavender Paper Hearts Handmade

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sweet Dreams Mobile

Sometimes I have ideas for baby mobiles that just need to be realized. For a while now, I've had the idea to do an all sweets or ice cream themed mobile would be so much fun for a nursery. So one afternoon I just had to sit down and make it happen. 


The fun part about this mobile is that it could totally be customized to your tastes. All ice creams, all cupcakes, etc.  What sweet treats would you put in a mobile? A slice of pie? Cake? The possibilities are endless and so much fun!! 

To contact me about making a custom mobile for your child's nursery, please send me a convo over at my Etsy shop Lavender Paper Hearts!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wedding Pet Bow ties

I recently shipped out a Black Satin Bow Tie for a special pup to wear at his owner's wedding!  I can't wait to see this handsome pup in action later in the summer.


I always appreciate it when customers leave feedback. It's a small but really helpful gesture on Etsy that helps handmade artists such as myself.


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Dr. Seuss Themed Mobile

I just finished up this Dr. Seuss themed mobile for someone to give as a gift at a baby shower. The baby's room is going to be Dr. Seuss themed so I came up with this mobile that incorporates different elements from many books, since we weren't sure what the couple's favorite might be. Similarly, I usually design mobiles for specific nursery rooms, but because we weren't sure of the final room would look like I streamlined the design so it incorporated primary colors and was a bit more simple. The finished result is a polished mobile that incorporates great colors and would work in many different settings.

Using a new fun app I found for my phone called the Party Party app, I made this little video while working on the mobile ring!